Podcasts

Why No One Talks About ‘The Irish Slaves’

This whole idea of Irish slaves distorts some things that really did happen. So today we’re going to talk about ...
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Quarantined in a TB sanatorium

What it was like to be a child quarantined in a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients in the 1950s. Ann Shaw ...
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Teaser: BackStory and the History of Finales in America

Coach Tony Bennett knows a thing or two about big finales. He’s the head coach of the men’s basketball team ...
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277 Whose Fourth of July?

On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass delivered a speech to an anti-slavery society and he famously asked “What to the ...
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The Rolling Stones drugs trial

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards went on trial for drugs offences in June 1967. The case attracted attention around the ...
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SYMHC: Q & A

Since the podcast isn't going on tour this year due to the pandemic, we thought it would be fun to ...
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Jana Andolan – Nepal’s people power movement

A people’s movement called Jana Andolan brought an end to Nepal’s absolute monarchy in the spring of 1990. Political parties ...
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SYMHC Classics: The Incredible Escape of Robert Smalls

This 2016 episode covers Robert Smalls, who was born into slavery in Beaufort, South Carolina in 1839. He escaped from ...
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330: Best of BackStory: The Time the People Picked

As BackStory nears the end of its production, we’ve asked our listeners to call in with moments from the show’s ...
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Behind the Scenes Minis: H.L. Hunley and Gospel Blues

Tracy and Holly talk about Tracy's chat with Dr. Rachel Lance, and the legacy of Thomas Dorsey. Learn more about ...
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